Tag: food

TechAccel Invests in Solving Global Food Crisis

TechAccel Invests in Solving Global Food Crisis

July 15, 2017 |

In Missouri, tech and venture development company TechAccel now has five equity investments and engaged science advancement projects in the works at 20 affiliated research universities in the U.S. and internationally that are focused on finding solutions to the world’s growing food needs. The projects focus on agriculture and animal health issues including RNA interference […]

Read More

Research Study Shows Corn More Valuable as Food than Fuel

Research Study Shows Corn More Valuable as Food than Fuel

July 8, 2017 |

In Illinois, the food versus fuel debate gets a new research study supporting the food side. Researchers at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign completed their three year study to assign a dollar amount to each step in corn production for both food and biofuel measuring its value economically and environmentally. The study focused specifically on corn […]

Read More

GRFA: “Evidence is Clear” that ethanol does not drive food prices 

GRFA: “Evidence is Clear” that ethanol does not drive food prices 

June 4, 2017 |

In Canada, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance released a new 10-year chart showing opposite trends in the UN FAO’s Food Price Index and world fuel ethanol production since 2008, “demonstrating clearly that ethanol production is not a main driver of global food prices”. The chart uses the latest world fuel ethanol production data from F.O. […]

Read More

Canadian moves toward food sustainability look to biofuels for lessons

Canadian moves toward food sustainability look to biofuels for lessons

January 2, 2017 |

In Canada, a move towards sustainability criteria for food is looking to follow in the footsteps of similar programs for biofuels, especially looking at identifying greenhouse gas emissions associated with food production and establishing guidelines based on reducing those emissions or requiring food to be produced with methods that have emissions lower than a baseline. […]

Read More

New report disproves food and bioenergy competition

New report disproves food and bioenergy competition

June 14, 2016 |

In Washington, energy and food security can be simultaneously improved through well-designed biofuel and bioenergy development programs, according to a report released by a team of experts from 10 institutions. The report confronts some of the public’s misconceptions about the food security impacts of biofuels, and offers clarity on the source of these perceptions. One […]

Read More

New Searchinger study says biofuel policies rely on lower food consumption

New Searchinger study says biofuel policies rely on lower food consumption

March 31, 2015 |

In Indiana, a new study by Timothy Searchinger published in the journal Science found that government biofuel policies rely on reductions in food consumption to generate greenhouse gas savings. Shrinking the amount of food that people and livestock eat decreases the amount of carbon dioxide that they breathe out or excrete as waste. The reduction in […]

Read More

Evogene announces first deal with multinational food company

Evogene announces first deal with multinational food company

March 18, 2015 |

In Israel, Evogene announced its first collaboration agreement with a multinational food company. The focus of the multi-year collaboration is to improve productivity of a key crop underlying one of the consumer company’s leading branded product lines through advanced breeding methods. The agreement leverages Evogene’s decade-long experience, data base and know-how for yield improvement and […]

Read More

Philippines calls for study into food security impacts of biofuels

Philippines calls for study into food security impacts of biofuels

December 26, 2013 |

In the Philippines, a legislator is calling for a probe into the 2006 Biofuels Act mandating B1 and E5 after allegations internationally that biofuels are impeding food security. The proposed resolution would mandate the House Committee on Energy to undergo the investigation.

Read More

“By rerouting a metabolic pathway in E. coli, researchers have devised a new way to produce gasoline-like #Biofuels.”

“By rerouting a metabolic pathway in E. coli, researchers have devised a new way to produce gasoline-like #Biofuels.”

July 1, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: GCB_Bioenergy Biofuels set be part of US climate plan Sean_OHanlon By rerouting a metabolic pathway in E. coli, researchers have devised a new way to produce gasoline-like #Biofuels CMEGroup A new report from the implicates biofuels as a cause of high food prices via @BigPictureAg

Read More

ABF Economics says no direct correlation between RFS and food prices

ABF Economics says no direct correlation between RFS and food prices

June 21, 2013 |

In Washington, ABF Economics has released a study that finds no direct correlation between federal biofuels mandates and increasing food prices. The study found that the rate of food price inflation has decreased since 2007, when the RFS was last devised. The National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson lauded the study, claiming that the research […]

Read More